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Bill Gates and Nathan Myhrvold Participate in The LAGRANT Foundation's First-Ever Auctions
[May 28, 2014]

Bill Gates and Nathan Myhrvold Participate in The LAGRANT Foundation's First-Ever Auctions

LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--

Bill Gates (News - Alert) and Nathan Myhrvold will participate in The LAGRANT Foundation's (TLF) first-ever auctions. TLF will launch two auctions where the highest bidder for the first auction can meet Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft (News - Alert), member of the Microsoft Board of Directors and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the highest bidder of the second auction can meet Nathan Myhrvold, founder & CEO of Intellectual Ventures (News - Alert). All proceeds from the auctions will benefit TLF's programs including scholarships, career & professional development workshops, internships and entry-level career opportunities for ethnic minorities college students pursuing careers in advertising, marketing or public relations.

The auction to bid on the experience with Bill Gates will begin on June 1 and end on June 30 and the auction to bid on the experience with Nathan Myhrvold will begin on July 1 and end on July 31 on TLF's website via The starting bid for both auctions is $2,500. Each experience requires a separate bid. The Bill Gates auction includes an opportunity to have a photo with Bill Gates and a signed Xbox for the winner to take home. This experience also includes a staff-guided tour of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The experience with Nathan Myhrvold includes a unique culinary tour of Nathan's Cooking Lab and the opportunity to experience his team's culinary samples from Modernist Cuisine.

For additional information about the auctions, the experiences available for bidding and official rules, please visit or contact Programs & Communications Associate Nelly Alonso by email at or by phone at 323-469-8680, ext. 240.

About The LAGRANT Foundation

Since its inception in 1998, The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) has provided $1.71 million and 261 scholarships to continue its mission to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. With the generous support of its major donors and supporters, TLF provides students with career & professional development workshops, scholarships, internships and mentors to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

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